NDSU vice president receives Fulbright grant
Evie Myers, vice president for equity, diversity and global outreach at NDSU, has been selected to receive a 2013-14 Fulbright International Education Administrators grant to attend a two-week educational seminar and experience in Japan.
Myers will visit a number of institutions in Japan during mid-June.
“I am honored to be selected to participate in this Fulbright opportunity,” Myers said. “I am so excited to go and represent our country and NDSU.”
The Fulbright International Education Administrators program conducts seminars designed to introduce senior higher education officials to the society, culture and higher education systems in France, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan or South Korea. Myers will learn about Japan through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, cultural events and briefings on education.
Through the program, participants gain new perspective on ways to internationalize U.S. campuses. Grantees learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of American and international colleagues.
The Fulbright program is the premiere international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Myers is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-14.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.